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Michael Robbins

Born: in Topeka, Kansas
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Robbins received his PhD in English from the University of Chicago.

Biography: Michael's poems have appeared in the ''New Yorker'', ''Poetry'', ''Harper's'', ''Boston Review'', and elsewhere. He reviews books regularly for the ''London Review of Books'' and several other publications, and music for ''The Daily'' and the ''Village Voice''.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Michael Robbins on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Alien vs. predator
ISBN: 9780143120353 OCLC: 727703482

Penguin Poets, New York : 2012.

The debut collection of a poet whose savage, hilarious work has already received extraordinary notice. Since his poems first began to appear in the pages of The New Yorker and Poetry, there has been a lot of excited talk about the fresh and inventive work of Michael Robbins. Equal parts hip- hop, John Berryman, and capitalism seeking death and not finding it, Robbins's poems are strange, wonderful, wild, and completely unlike anything else being written today. As allusive as the Cantos, as aggressive as a circular saw, this debut collection will offend none but the virtuous, and is certain to receive an enormous amount of attention.